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What are dietary supplements?


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  • Website: Informed Health Online
  • Resource type: Article

Summary - The message of this resource is:

Dietary supplements are vitamins, minerals, herbs and other products, intended to be taken in addition to your normal diet. Many claims about supplements are unproven and some may be harmful to your health. This resource includes questions to consider about supplements.


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vitamins, fatty acid, protein, carbohydrate, brewer's yeast, probiotic, algae, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C


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Rated on: 3/16/2017 3:15:26 PM

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